Sep 15, 2010 11:35pm PDT
the opening ceremony of the olympics. ♪ o canada ♪ >> reporter: she had a number one song in her home country of canada. ♪ i believe in the power that comes ♪ >> reporter: with a voice that would leave simon cowell speechless. >> i don't consider myself to be a big deal. i'm just nikki, you know? >> reporter: we spent a day on the town with the 16-year-old and her mom. and, at every turn she found musical inspiration beyond her years. >> billie holliday is playing. >> reporter: you have an ear for it? >> it's disticket. it's like leal, you hear it once and you know it's her. and her time is so good. nobody has time like that. >> reporter: this ability came early to nikki. she's been singinging since age 11. then, at 12, a music teacher turned her onto jazz. she learned ella fitzgerald's "airmail special" by heart. then vowed the crowd with it at a jazz festival in montreal. now, as she prepared for her last year of high school she's traveling the globe, hoping to become the latest in a long line 0 canadian exports who have all conquered the music world. i heard you scat, too.
Sep 16, 2010 7:00am PDT
guessing we're going to do a little like johnny carson. i'm guessing you're from calgary, canada, ma'am? >> yes, we are. hi, from calgary, canada. >> how did i know that? and you're visiting from? >> rome, italy. >> awesome. we have a beautiful day for you. i hope you enjoy it. you're from the area. you'll show them around a little bit. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want to talk about. we want to show you twitter pictures. look at the upper left of your screen. that's the first snowfall in the gauge on mt. washington, new hampshire. that's what you see. and the rest of the twitter picks, some good sky shots. by the way this, report came out. 2010 is on tie for the warmest global temperature on record. we continue to see the melting of the global sea ice. and we see in the deep south, this heat is really on. look at houston at 91 degrees. new orleans at 90 degrees. tallahassee at 91. we have cool, fall air in place right here in new york city. more fun from times square, the next half hour. robin? >> fun, indeed. all right, sam. >>> her parents, california govern